Filmmakers Blur Strains with Digital Actuality at Sundance

Whether or not or not putting moviegoers contained within the yurt of a Mongolian tribe, inside the studio with a musician or inside the path of an oncoming follow, filmmakers are blurring the strains of actuality for viewers at this yr’s Sundance Film Pageant. This yr’s conclave of unbiased films in Park Metropolis, Utah, is devoting its New Frontier showcase to digital actuality film with eleven works, an important such lineup inside the pageant’s three-decade historic previous. The content material materials is seen on a wraparound-sort headset that duties a 360-diploma panorama, giving viewers the feel of being inside the movement. Nevertheless digital actuality films are nonetheless a nice distance from turning into mainstream as a result of the headsets to point out them have however to achieve the mass market. Samsung started offering its Galaxy Gear VR headset ultimate month, which makes use of its Galaxy Observe 4 smartphone to present digital actuality experiences. Google presents the Cardboard VR system to utilize with smartphones. The customer mannequin of pioneering Rift headsets from Fb-owned Oculus VR, continues to be in enchancment. The New Frontier exhibit comes amid a rising curiosity inside the know-how in Hollywood as filmmakers and studios experiment with digital actuality.

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First revealed January 23 2015, 9:forty three AM